As Christmas fast approaches, Professor Joe McDonald finds himself thinking about the absurdity of Christmas turkey, Brexit, trips to Abilene and – of course – those of healthcare IT.
In the vision of the new secretary of state for health and social care, Joe McDonald spies an opportunity to address an old dilemma.
A drama at sea has led Joe McDonald to consider the value of patient-centric health records. Could they finally resolve the Gordian Knot of information governance and re-energise the EPR market as well as dramatically improving care?
Professor Joe McDonald pens an open letter to Facebook’s founder and chief information officer on what the Great North Care Record is learning on consent. In the current climate, he suspects Mr Zuckerberg just may find it helpful.
Our CCIO columnist professor Joe McDonald remembers his underage drinking years and wonders whether the concept of using digital ID on a night out can apply to the citizen ID agenda in healthcare.
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Our CCIO columnist Professor Joe McDonald remembers one Christmas long ago when his Uncle Jimmy taught him about rate limiting steps, and wonders whether a festive bonus could remove the NHS’s own rate limiting step on the way to digitisation.
Regional record sharing project the Great North Care Record (GNCR) has launched a new regional network to encourage greater information sharing across the North East and North Cumbria. Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma reports.
Three high-calibre clinical leaders have been tipped for the short-list to become the new NHS Chief Clinical Information Officer.
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The value of a Plan B during a sailing trip beset by bad weather makes our CCIO columnist Dr Joe McDonald wonder whether the NHS should be taking a similar approach.